Wednesday, 13 October 2010

Happy Birthday Dad

It's my dad's birthday today and I decided to make a stepper card for him ... just to be a little bit different from all the other cards dropping through his door.
The majority of the papers were in my K. & Co. drawer and all were matted onto gold mirri card before being added to the seperate panels.   
The lovely foiled paper is from a pack called "Vennaissance" by Laurence Llewelyn-Bowen and I cut one of the foiled oval figures to mat it up with offcuts from the other papers to create a focal panel, before adding the greeting.  The lovely wide green and gold ribbon was perfect for a nice big bow to decorate the back panel.  
The scalloped border across the front is also K. & Co. from a 12" x 12" pad of double-sided papers and some dark green adhesive pearls add just enough decoration without being OTT.  There are a couple of challenges this week which suit this card so I may as well join in.  Well ... you never know when lady luck is going to knock at the door ... rata..tat..tat.
Crafty Cardmakers Spotlight Challenge - Fancy Folds 
Crazy 4 Challenges 58 - Birthday
Anything Goes Challenge 20 - Ribbons


Susan.... said...

Hi Max,
Hope your dad has a wonderful day ! Made even better for receiving such a very special card made with love and care, Its exquisite !
Susan xxx
PS. Hope you and the family are well X

Ultramum said...

Lovely :)

Irene said...

Hello Max

What a beautiful, rich and so elegant card. The colours are gorgeous and blend together wonderfully, and wow what a fabulous bow!!!! I love the foiling and your main image. I am sure your Dad will love his card.


Kerry said...

Fab card, very effective.

Thanks for joining us at "anything goes" this week.

Love KErry xxx

Annie said...

what a fabulous card you have created for your Dad - I'm sure he will love it!
hugs, annie x

Fluffles said...

Stunning card, your Dad will be well pleased. Hope he has a lovely day. Jx

Josephine said...

That's such a fabulous card - very rich and opulent!

Thanks for joining us in the Spotlight atat crafty Cardmakers this time.